Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

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Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

Leonard Nimoy, 83; was TV’s iconic Mr. Spock

Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.By Ty Burr

Book review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/p53Cover.jpg ‘p53’ by Sue Armstrong

In her new book “p53: The Gene That Cracked the Cancer Code,’’ Armstrong chronicles of a breakthrough discovery in the battle against the disease.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/_DSC3913.jpg Robison, Brubaker bring vast, subtle Feldman to Gardner

Flutist Paula Robison and keyboardist Bruce Brubaker will play “For Christian Wolff” four times in March at the Gardner.

charting

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/GettyImages_462547406.jpg Imagine Dragons provide alternative with ‘Smoke + Mirrors’

Nearly a quarter century after Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Las Vegas band Imagine Dragons charts with a new kind of alternative rock.

Critic’s Notebook

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/bill150-8092.jpg Bill O’Reilly controversy spotlights partisan media’s growth

With wall-to-wall opinion shows, it sometimes seems that everything but the weather is processed through an ideological filter.

@ Large

/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/large_ttyl.psd Why texting your parents is, IMHO, perfectly fine

Provided one’s parents (and one’s parents’ thumbs) are up to it, texting can actually help foster the closeness of family relationships.

thing tank

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/27/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/86ed2b4997794e5c86d1961b01c12a23-86ed2b4997794e5c86d1961b01c12a23-0150-4128.jpg From Lady Gaga to emoji diversity

From emoji diversity to bionic eyes, a review of the week in things.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/26/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/cdf12d45a6394cfb88fd55b0519f2649-ef1cfb9a3dc14de1a2c37db62c9aef22-0.jpg Netflix’s ‘House of Cards’ season 3 launched

The highly anticipated third season — accidentally released two weeks ago and taken down — is now available.

Movie Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/hollywoodsigncolored.jpg Movie industry on a skewer in ‘Maps to the Stars’

Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson, “Maps” surveys the modern Hollywood wasteland.

ty burr

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/ty%20burr%20jpeg-3989.JPG Oscar acceptance speeches: let ’em talk, already!

Permit me to stake out an unpopular position: People should be allowed to say whatever they want.

music

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/26/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/27lavette_005A[150-3988.jpg Soul survivor LaVette pours her life into song

A decade into a renaissance that established her as one of the greats of soul music, Bettye LaVette is relishing a new album, “Worthy.”

Book Club

The Boston Globe Book Club

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/townie.jpg Read ‘The Call’ with Globe book club

Andre Dubus’s memoir is beautifully written and eminently discussable.

What's on TV

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/105808_D0186b.jpg Critic’s corner: What’s on TV this weekend

Matthew Gilbert’s TV guide, including “The Good Wife.”

Winter Arts Preview

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/winterartcover150-3677.jpg Winter arts preview

Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

Theater & art

Behind the Scene in a VW Passat

Half a Volkswagen Passat gets a lot of mileage in “Sixty Miles to Silver Lake,” a play being presented by Bridge Repertory Theater at the Calderwood Pavilion.

Books

Book rEView

‘Girl in a Band’ by Kim Gordon

Gordon explores the reasons for her long marriage to Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore and the relationship’s eventual collapse.